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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Vanderbilt launches programming for total solar eclipse

Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.

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‘Leading Lines’ podcast launches Season 2

Mar. 1, 2017—Leading Lines, a Vanderbilt-produced podcast on the use of educational technology in higher education, recently launched its second season. The podcast explores creative, intentional and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning and features interviews with educators, researchers, technologists and others.

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‘A Post-Truth Nation’ panel to be hosted Feb. 22 by Vanderbilt Libraries

Feb. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt Central Library will host a panel discussion on the current state of news, fake news, propaganda and more to be moderated by political scientist John Geer Feb. 22.

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Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Central Library Feb. 14

Feb. 6, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Central Library's Community Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to deliver Howard Lecture

Jan. 24, 2017—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes will discuss "A Writer's Many Selves" when she delivers the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 2 at the Central Library.

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Ann Patchett leads off spring 2017 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Jan. 9, 2017—Author Ann Patchett will read and discuss her latest novel, "Commonwealth," at the Central Library Jan. 26 as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

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Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 19-Jan. 6, while Vanderbilt University’s six-day Winter Break for employees will run from Friday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, which will be recognized on Monday, Jan. 2.

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Learn about copyright clearance for course readings with SIPX

Nov. 10, 2016—Trainer Betsy Post-Garza, customer success manager for Ex Libris-ProQuest Learning Solutions, will return to the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 15 and 16 to provide instruction and support for using SIPX to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Blackboard and coursepacks.

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Library hosts viewing of death mask for Baudelaire, ‘twin soul’ to Edgar Allan Poe

Oct. 31, 2016—The W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies hosted a viewing of Charles Baudelaire’s death mask on Oct. 28. Baudelaire was an important 19th-century French poet whose translations of Edgar Allan Poe into French are still considered the best to date.

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A conversation with Valerie Hotchkiss, university librarian

Oct. 10, 2016—Learn more about Valerie Hotchkiss, who became Vanderbilt’s university librarian Aug. 1. She serves as the executive administrator of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library as well as a professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Science.

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The Limits of Free Speech?

Oct. 10, 2016—Watch video of a panel discussion about the limits of free speech, especially on college campuses. Moderated by John M. Seigenthaler, former news anchor for NBC, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America. Panelists include: Haka Mitchell, Executive Director of Rocketship Nashville; Norman Tolk, Vanderbilt Professor of Physics and liaison for the VU Young Republicans; Paul Lim,...

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